Monday, November 21, 2011

Last Day of testing Avocado and Banana's

Today I decided it was time to check the results of the Avocado and Banana's  after Eight days (put in the fridge after day 2) in the Food saver bags after having the air Vacuumed out. The results for the 8th day were as follows:


First of all I examined the bag before opening  and noticed "bubbling juices" flowing! that to me suggested "breakdown"


Second, after opening the bag, I noticed  there was no sour smell. The avocado looked fine but the banana looked mushy ;o(  I didn't want an upset stomach so I decided just to taste the Avocado with mayo and it was still quite solid. Except of the mushy mess of the banana I decided not to taste them..there was no smell, but it was  obvious that the breakdown was the acidity of the banana..The Avocado being preserved this way to me was the winner..I don't think I would keep it any longer than a week, (in the fridge just cut in half and not little chunks) also I wouldn't put it with anything else. I'm satisfied with this test, at least when I find Avocado's Usually at Sam's Club with 5 in the pack, I know I can take my time eating them up in a week without trying to stuff them all down in one day or eat one and lose the rest.
Update: next time I'll try putting more whole Avocado's in one small bag..take out one and re-vacuum the others. That ought to work :o)

9 comments:

ladydi said...

Miss Ginny, I just visited your patch2do on Ravelry, and I am so very impressed! I knew you were a good knitter, but wow! You are a supremely splendid knitter. The candy cane socks are adorable, and I noticed your blue paisley fabric in the background - I have that, too! Your shawls are second to none - such intricate work.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Aw shucks Ladydi, your making me blush :o) Old Arthur Ritis doesn't let me enjoy knitting as much these days, He likes to sit on my thumbs :o(

Mrs.Pickles said...

wow i am surpised that the avacado didn't turn brown.Thanks for sharing your test results with us!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I have always wondered if those kinds of bags worked. Very interesting. Just want to wish you a happy Thanksgiving! blessings,Kathleen

Paula said...

This was a pretty interesting experiment, Ginny~ I've been thinking about buying one of those vacuum sealers for some time now but I'm still torn...
It's amazing the advocado was still good!

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Mrs. Pickles,
the food saver machine vacuumed out the air and that's what saves both from turning brown..it was a good test for me to do..

Eggs in my pocket
kathleen you need to learn how to manipulate the machine first..they don't always work like they are supposed to. The bags are expensive, I did find a place to get a bargain ( I listed it one of my posts).

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Paula,
don't hesitate any longer..it's a perfect item for freezing items (when you learn to manipulate it..:o) I tried Annie's Granny's trick about freezing first and then vacuuming the bag...that works too :o) manipulation #1
:o)

Daisy said...

Ginny, you should have been a scientist with all your tests and experiments! :D

Wishing you and Cecil and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Daisy,
be glad I'm not a scientist :o) I would probably invent something dangerous to mankind :o) Another young me..:o)